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windows rsync #4586
I'm trying to get rsync to work on a Windows 7 (64-bit) host with an Ubuntu 14.04 guest.
I've looked at other Windows issues around here and they all appear to be to do with path differences in cygwin vs native windows. I'm running these commands from the standard
I really don't want to have to install cygwin to get this to work. Any ideas?
Note: I get the same error in Git BASH too, not just cmd.exe.
For others that come across this issue, another possibility is that your path includes a version of ssh.exe that is not compatible with your version of rsync.exe. For instance, Git for Windows (mysysgit) includes it's own ssh.exe. If git's ssh.exe is on the path before your cygwin's rsync.exe, then you will see rsync data stream protocol errors exactly like OP. In my case, just switching the path precedence was sufficient.